Rick Trembles Collectible poster for ‘A COSMIC CHRISTMAS’

In honour of our upcoming screening of Nelvana’s 1977 holiday classic A COSMIC CHRISTMAS – which will be making a rare big screen appearance at The Royal Cinema in Toronto on Dec 13th at 2pm along with a bevy of other seasonal specials and ephemera – Montreal-based cartoonist Rick Trembles (GOOPY SPASMS, MOTION PICTURE PURGATORY) turns his pen to a re-imagining of director Clive Smith’s psychedelic xmas special in this striking promo poster. And since Clive Smith will be at the screening in person, maybe you can even convince him to sign one!

This screening is part of The Royal’s new monthly KID POWER series, named after our book which will be for sale at every screening (or you can buy it in our store HERE), and is co-presented by the Toronto Animated Image Society.

For more info about the screening, see The Royal Cinema’s website HERE.

To buy advance tickets to the screening, click HERE.


About the author:

Kier-La Janisse

Kier-La Janisse is a film writer and programmer, Owner/Artistic Director of Spectacular Optical Publications and founder of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, co-founded Montreal microcinema Blue Sunshine, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival (1999-2005) in Vancouver, was the Festival Director of Monster Fest in Melbourne, Australia and was the subject of the documentary Celluloid Horror (2005). She is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012) and contributed to Destroy All Movies!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film (Fantagraphics, 2011), Recovering 1940s Horror: Traces of a Lost Decade (Lexington, 2014) The Canadian Horror Film: Terror of the Soul (University of Toronto Press, 2015) and We Are the Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale (PS Press, 2017). She co-edited and published the anthology books KID POWER! (Spectacular Optical, 2014), Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s (Spectacular Optical, 2015) and Lost Girls: The Phantasmagorical Cinema of Jean Rollin (2017), and is co-editing Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television for release in late 2017. She is currently writing A Song From the Heart Beats the Devil Every Time: Children’s Programming and the Counterculture, 1965-1985, monographs about Monte Hellman’s Cockfighter and Patricia Birch’s Grease 2, and is in development on a TV series based on her book House of Psychotic Women with Rook Films.


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